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All-Star teams announced: a guide for your outrage

All-Star teams announced: a guide for your outrage
Chris Sale, Paul Konerko, and Adam Dunn were selected to the AL All-Star team.  That’s plenty of representation!  Think back to the years of waiting Magglio Ordonez to be subbed in at the end of the game. Sale’s 1st half performance stacks up against anyone else in the league, and he may yet have a... Read more »

If Chris Sale has a shot at the All-Star Game, what other White Sox have a chance?

If Chris Sale has a shot at the All-Star Game, what other White Sox have a chance?
Chris Sale or David Price would probably be the AL All-Starter as of today. — Scott Merkin (@scottmerkin) June 3, 2012 It’s a surprising but fair statement. It’s hard to make the transition from viewing Sale as ‘in development’ and ‘promising’ to acknowledging him as a premier pitcher in the here and now.  But as... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - Dominant Floyd, actual runs, ends losing streak

Instant Rationalization - Dominant Floyd, actual runs, ends losing streak
When broached with the topic of crummy hitting ruining an encouraging start to the season, manager Robin Ventura offered the following words of encouragement: “There’s not a lot you can do, this is who we are,” Ventura said. Perhaps Ventura’s words aren’t so much encouraging as they are reflective of the fact that he has little... Read more »
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Winter Meetings thus far recap: Maybe everyone is lying

Winter Meetings thus far recap: Maybe everyone is lying
Falling asleep without writing a recap of Day 1 of the Winter Meetings seemed like a forgivable sin, as teams spent the bulk of the day circling each other curiously, Kenny Williams didn’t show up till nearly dinner time, and the Matt Capps contract can only be mocked so much. As of Tuesday, the White... Read more »

Ozzie makes it easy, White Sox hire a Paddy

Ozzie makes it easy, White Sox hire a Paddy
It’s still kind of weird to read a story about “manager Ozzie Guillen”, and realize it’s not White Sox-related, but rather pertaining to some strange southeastern franchise that has Chris Volstad on it. Luckily, there’s a feature with ESPN the Magazine where Tim Kurkjian seemingly allowed Guillen to speak extemporaneously on the often-addressed topic of... Read more »